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  1. PelsWick3000's Avatar
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    Jul 31, 2005, 1:08 AM - Sintra or... METAL??? #1

    I am going to begin work on a suit. I must be ready in time for the 2005 Dragoncon in Atlanta from Sept. 2-5. I was wondering if I should build it in sintra, or if I should use sheet metal and try it. Has anyone else tried sheet metal. If anyone can help me with anything on the suit (ex: helmet building) please let me know. Thank you.
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    Jul 31, 2005, 1:11 AM - Re: Sintra or... METAL??? #2

    Oh yes I forgot. Does anyone have a set of templates I can have for the armor?? Thanks.
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    Jul 31, 2005, 1:29 AM - Re: Sintra or... METAL??? #3

    There are some awesome armor templates here, they're what I'm using:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...rmor+templates
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    Jul 31, 2005, 9:20 AM - Re: Sintra or... METAL??? #4

    USE SINTRA- metal is nasty and in the end takes up more time.
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    Jul 31, 2005, 9:25 PM - Re: Sintra or... METAL??? #5

    I too, am looking into getting some armor, but I don't have time to make it. Is the precut armor better in sintra or fiberglass? What is the best paint to use to paint and weather it. I know these are probably questions that have been gone over several times, but forgive the newbie.
    Thanks,
    Aaron
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    Jul 31, 2005, 9:44 PM - Re: Sintra or... METAL??? #6

    there is no such thing as precutting fiberglass. Fiberglassing is a technique used in a mold that was taken off a model of sorts.
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    Aug 1, 2005, 1:01 AM - Re: Sintra or... METAL??? #7

    I'd go with FG over sintra, if you have the money. Buy a decent airbrush for your armor and use that to paint and weather it. There are some good tutorials around here for weathering.
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    Aug 1, 2005, 9:26 AM - Re: Sintra or... METAL??? #8

    You are very short on time, I'd go with Sintra.

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